Marco Rubio: New kid on the Establisment block? Who's he kidding?


“A detailed review of their relationship shows that Mr. Braman, 82, has left few corners of Mr. Rubio’s world untouched. He hired Mr. Rubio, then a Senate candidate, as a lawyer; employed his wife to advise the Braman family’s philanthropic foundation; helped cover the cost of Mr. Rubio’s salary as an instructor at a Miami college; and gave Mr. Rubio access to his private plane.

The money has flowed both ways. Mr. Rubio has steered taxpayer funds to Mr. Braman’s favored causes, successfully pushing for an $80 million state grant to finance a genomics center at a private university and securing $5 million for cancer research at a Miami institute for which Mr. Braman is a major donor.

Even in an era dominated by super-wealthy donors, Mr. Braman stands out, given how integral he has been not only to Mr. Rubio’s political aspirations but also to his personal finances.” [Michael Barbaro & Steve Eder in The New York Times, May 9, 2015]


Rubio says, “I’m Establishment’s heir.

I’ve arrived and  I finally  am there.”

But he’s always been one

Since he’s taken  a ton

Of his money from one billionaire.

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  • So how do you explain the debate that Sanders is not a progressive because he is a gun nut, and Hillary is not a progressive because she takes Wall Street money?

  • In reply to jack:

    Apparently personally, from this story.

    The one speech on which any detail is given is on boosting women in real estate, but I know of darn few male real estate agents.

  • Scary bio, and after a little digging one would find a similar bio for almost all the candidates including the one in Jack's link. It makes one almost giddy just to imagine all this becoming common knowledge, common discourse.

    “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
    ― C.G. Jung

  • In reply to 4zen:

    I have to agree with you; Mother Theresa isn't running in this election, and wouldn't qualify, anyway.

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